Even with games still over a week away fans have started to flock to Camleback Ranch for photos and autographs. Check out
Early bird gets the worm! Best time to get @Dodgers autographs is around 9:15am when the club works out.Rise and shine, Dodgers fans! Below are more links to check out:
- Via Doug Padilla at ESPN, "Dave Roberts' message to Dodgers: No shortcuts to success.
“I think that as a coach, or as a first-time manager, you always want to control your emotions,” Roberts said. “But we just met for the first time in there and I let the guys know how excited I am and how excited the staff is. Every year, the first day of spring training is exciting, but obviously in this position, it’s all new to me. It’s going to be fun.”
- David Hood at True Blue LA writes a bit about Dodgers prospect Jose De Leon:
De Leon’s feel for pitching is big league ready. He throws all of his pitches for strikes (including a fringe, get-me-over curveball early in counts) and will change the sequencing of his pitches to keep hitters off balance. Despite high swing and miss totals, De Leon can get hit when he misses in the zone, especially with the slider, or as he tires with the fastball.
- Via Ken Gurnick on twitter, Kenley Jansen's comment about the aborted Aroldis Chapman trade:
Jansen said club officials explained the deal for Aroldis Chapman was part of a "life after Zack" strategy. "Why get bitter about it?"— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) February 20, 2016
- Via Harold Uhlman at Think Blue LA, "The 2016 Dodgers 90 and Over Team."
- Andy McCullough at the LA Times writes about Kenta Maeda's first bullpen session; "Kenta Maeda attracts Dodgers brass to bullpen session at camp."
"Mechanically, he's very solid," (Rick) Honeycutt said. "Able to move the ball, control the baseball, make the ball do different things. He's actually a good hitter. He's an athlete."
- Beth Harris at the AP has the details on Yaisel Sierra's contract; "Dodgers, Cuban pitcher Yaisel Sierra finalize $30M deal."
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